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Foundation Training (formerly PRPS) Applicants

Information for PRPS Applicants  

The PRPS Information Booklet for Prospective Trainees contains essential information regarding how the scheme is structured and how the recruitment process operates, including an overview of the assessment process 

***This guidance will be published in due course. 

The Job Description, Person Specification and Professional Attributes Framework are also very important and provide specific details of the criteria that candidates are required to demonstrate throughout the recruitment process. All applicants are strongly advised to read these documents thoroughly prior to submitting an application.  

***These documents will be published in due course. 

Recruitment Timeline and Online Recruitment 

The recruitment timeline has now been published (please see below), applicants are advised to add key dates to their diary. There are strict deadlines for booking assessment slots and for responding to offers of a pre-registration training post. It is really important for you to ensure you plan around the below dates as it will not be possible for us to make any alternative arrangements. 

The online recruitment system ORIEL will be used throughout the recruitment process for the following purposes: 

  • Access training provider information statements  
  • Complete a PRPS application form  
  • Select a date and time for attending the assessment  
  • Complete a candidate preference list 

Recruitment Activity  


Training Provider Information Statements published on TPI Site 

15th April 2021 

Visitation Period 

April to October 2021 

Training Provider Information Statements published On Oriel

9th June 2021 

Oriel applications open  

9th June 2021 (12pm) 

Oriel applications close  

23rd June 2021 (12pm)  

Training Provider Preferences open (for those submitting a list)  

15th July 2021 (12pm)  

Candidate Preferencing window opens 

28th July 2021 (12pm)  

Invitation to SJT/numeracy selection centre opens  

4th August 2021  

Invitation to SJT/numeracy selection centre closes  

18th August 2021  

SJT/Numeracy selection centre held  

0ctober 2021  

Training Provider Preferences close  

14th October 2021 (12pm)  

Candidate Preferencing window closes  

October 2021 

Comms to unsuccessful students  

November  2021 

First iteration of offers made  

November  2021 

Offers upgrade deadline  

November  2021 

Programme commences  

July/August 2022  


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